Electrical Estimator - Reading

Electrical Estimator - Reading

Job Title: Electrical Estimator - Reading
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Up to £60000 per annum + Company Benefits
Reference: BBBH13311_1552669689
Contact Name: Kate Tyrrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 15, 2019 17:08

Job Description

Electrical Estimator - Solar
Up to £60,000 DoE plus benefits
Office based in Reading

We are looking to recruit an experienced Electrical Estimator to produce detailed pricing for Solar PV (Ground & Roof mount) and BESS Contracts to encapsulate all aspects of HV & LV installations, technical requirements, concept designs and the client specific requests.
This requires the compilation of accurate estimates for multi discipline build and electrical works, including labour, plant, equipment, materials and sub-contract requirements during the tendering and bidding phases of the project.

Our Client is one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world and a proud innovator in the Solar PV Market and boasting achievement in many industry 'firsts'. Currently their portfolio consists of over 480MW of renewable Solar Photovoltaic energy with ambitions to achieve over 380MW of energy storage assets by 2020.

As the Electrical Estimator, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing and understanding the requirements within tender documents, gaining a full understanding of conceptual designs, technical work scopes and specifications
  • Attending site visits and liaising with the Client to manage expectations
  • Undertake risk analysis for bid, and take ownership of the risk registers
  • Assist in the development of improved estimating techniques including establishing and maintaining a costing data base
  • Anticipate and project cost of resources for all activities to produce competitive net cost in conjunction with Procurement, liaise with subcontractors and suppliers to obtain the best available quotations
  • Evaluating all options and alternatives, anticipating different outcomes
  • Production of a financial analysis of the estimate in an approved form for review
  • Work with Senior Management according to the demands of the bid / tender
  • Post tender presentations with the client
  • Track tender stages and actions and report to Senior management

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • A formal qualification related to Electrical Engineering or Electrical Estimating
  • Demonstrable experience in estimating multi discipline HV & LV electrical projects
  • Experience managing multiple clients, forms of contract and methods of measurement
  • A sound understanding of Construction Design Management (CDM)

This is an exciting opportunity to join an Award-winning, innovative leader in Solar PV. Offering a generous salary up to £60,000 depending on experience, plus benefits.

If you would like to apply for this Electrical Estimator role, please email a copy of your latest CV to or call Kate Tyrrell on 02392 222960.

Astute Technical is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.